Myths About Abortion to Dissuade Women

Foes of abortion rights perpetuate myths about abortion to dissuade women from obtaining reproductive health care.

There is a lot of information in circulation by anti-abortion groups and crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) incorrectly linking abortion to various health problems, including breast cancer, mental health problems and future pregnancy complications. This false promotion is done in service of a religiously-motivated and politically-charged agenda, that is, to discourage women from choosing abortion. These connections have been proven to be nonexistent by the most up-to-date medical research and affirmed by organizations including, The American Cancer Society, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and the American Psychological Association.

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